Connecting with others can give us a sense of inclusion, belonging, safety and community. Spending time together can help us strengthen bonds, make new friends and boost our happiness.
Regardless of who you are or where you're from, we want to make sure everyone can enjoy being by water.
Why connecting improves our wellbeing
There are so many ways that you can connect with people these days, and for a lot of us sharing an experience with someone else drops us into our happy place. Even sharing our troubles can make us feel less stressed.
Our canals and rivers are open to all. Our open spaces and green corridors are there for anyone who wants to meet new people, share new experiences, support their friends and help local communities.
Here are a few ways you can get connected
Great news. You can start to feel connected today:
Hear from the people who've made a connection to our waterways and with each other via our canals and rivers.
Last date edited: 19 April 2021